I was on the roof of an apartment that was under construction. There was an opening in the roof for lift on the roof. Accidentally I slipped through it, came to the cellar floor, and fell down on a horizontal beam. My spinal cord thirteenth disk had been damaged. I could remember the fall only. It was about a fifty feet drop. While dropping from the roof through the duct I lost body contact. There was sudden and very bright light I lost consciousness about the physical body and was immersed in the light. I was admitted to hospital and after scans and other tests, the doctors confirmed that there is nothing wrong with my brain. I came to consciousness only after two days of the incident.
I realized the back pain only then. The doctors have not diagnosed the damage to the spine disk. They have done tests only to the brain. Only after two days after my consciousness recovery and my pointing out the pain, they turned their attention to the spine and treatment rendered accordingly.
What the mystery is with my experience, I felt that I was immersed in the heavy bright light while falling and remained there only until I got consciousness. Only light and oneness with all or none-ness with any prevailed with my thought. The body feeling or physical feeling was not there. When I came to this world again, only the pains and other related physical thoughts came to me. To be frank I felt some stillness during the course of accident until awakening on the hospital bed. I still have the experience with my memory.
Date NDE Occurred: 'During OCTOBER, 1994'
At the time of your experience, was there an associated life-threatening event? Yes Accident Other FALLING FROM THE ROOF OF FOURTH FLOOR ROOF INTO CELLAR FLOOR IN LIFT DUCT
Fell fifty feet.
How do you consider the content of your experience? Wonderful
The experience included: Out of body experience
Did you feel separated from your body? Yes
I lost awareness of my body
How did your highest level of consciousness and alertness during the experience compare to your normal everyday consciousness and alertness? More consciousness and alertness than normal As above.
At what time during the experience were you at your highest level of consciousness and alertness? While falling from the roof to cellar of apartment (maximum twenty seconds).
Were your thoughts speeded up? Incredibly fast
Did time seem to speed up or slow down? Everything seemed to be happening at once; or time stopped or lost all meaning
I felt that there was light, bright light all around and over, and I felt that I was also a part of it.
Were your senses more vivid than usual? Incredibly more vivid
Please compare your vision during the experience to your everyday vision that you had immediately prior to the time of the experience. I was detached from all the physical matters.
Please compare your hearing during the experience to your everyday hearing that you had immediately prior to the time of the experience. I heard nothing of the physical world's sounds till I got consciousness.
Did you seem to be aware of things going on elsewhere? Yes, and the facts have been checked out
Did you pass into or through a tunnel? Yes I felt a sudden flash through a narrow tunnel and I was absorbed in it.
Did you see any beings in your experience? I actually saw them
Did you encounter or become aware of any deceased (or alive) beings? No
The experience included: Light
Did you see, or feel surrounded by, a brilliant light? A light clearly of mystical or other-worldly origin
Did you see an unearthly light? Yes It is bright. Crystal clear.
Did you seem to enter some other, unearthly world? A clearly mystical or unearthly realm Yes it light spread all over
What emotions did you feel during the experience? No emotions. No feelings. No pains and gains. Stillness in bright light.
Did you have a feeling of peace or pleasantness? Incredible peace or pleasantness
Did you have a feeling of joy? incredible joy
Did you feel a sense of harmony or unity with the universe? I felt united or one with the world
Did you suddenly seem to understand everything? Everything about the universe
Did scenes from your past come back to you? My past flashed before me, out of my control
Did scenes from the future come to you? Scenes from the world's future
Did you come to a border or point of no return? I came to a barrier that I was not permitted to cross; or was sent back against my will
God, Spiritual and Religion:
What was your religion prior to your experience? Conservative/fundamentalist I AM A HINDU BY RELIGION AND BELIEVE IN GOD
Have your religious practices changed since your experience? No
What is your religion now? Conservative/fundamentalist STILL THE SAME. I am HINDU
Did you have a change in your values and beliefs because of your experience? No
Did you seem to encounter a mystical being or presence, or hear an unidentifiable voice? I encountered a definite being, or a voice clearly of mystical or unearthly origin
Did you see deceased or religious spirits? I actually saw them
Concerning our Earthly lives other than Religion:
During your experience, did you gain special knowledge or information about your purpose? Uncertain
Have your relationships changed specifically because of your experience? Yes Afterwards I started seeing trying myself in all things.
After the NDE:
Was the experience difficult to express in words? No
Do you have any psychic, non-ordinary or other special gifts after your experience that you did not have before the experience? Yes The special gift I got is I could realize or got experience of oneness among all the existing things of universe.
Are there one or several parts of your experience that are especially meaningful or significant to you? I realized the oneness of the universe.
Have you ever shared this experience with others? No
Did you have any knowledge of near death experience (NDE) prior to your experience? No
What did you believe about the reality of your experience shortly (days to weeks) after it happened? Experience was definitely real It is a God's gift or self-realization opportunity.
What do you believe about the reality of your experience now? Experience was definitely real
At any time in your life, has anything ever reproduced any part of the experience? No
Is there anything else that you would like to add about your experience? Yes. God is one. All are equal. Religions are only ladders for knowledge but not ultimate. One should realize himself as all. One should feel pain when the other experiences the same. One should think that all came from one and goes to one.
Are there any other questions that we could ask to help you communicate your experience? You better ask questions or facilitate to provide questions in Regional Languages of India and Asia.